While we wait for Google to launch Android 12L during this first quarter of the year, we see how the Android 13 leaks continue. If a few days ago screenshots of its first news appeared, now an important feature is coming to light that could change the way we transfer content between our devices.
Android Police has discovered in a user interface demo of a function called Media Tap To Transfer (Touch to transfer multimedia content), and that it seems that Google wants to add native support to Android 13 a feature that precisely arrived in iOS 13 in 2019, allowing its users to transfer music from their iPhone to a HomePod.
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Until now, the only way to transfer music to a speaker is through the ‘Cast’ button on our mobile, but it seems that in the near future it will be possible to transfer music from one device to another with a simple “touch”, surely one touch without contact.
The demo image created by Google that has been leaked we see in the screenshot on the left as a notification at the top informs the user to approach the DEMO device to play. In the screenshot on the right we see how the notification warns that the music is already playing on the DEMO device. In theory, it would be to pass the music that was playing on the mobile to the speaker just by bringing both devices closer together.
It is unknown how the implementation of this function that Apple calls will be Handoff. The most logical thing is to think that Google will make use of the NFC or the UWB that from that year on we will see in many devices to be able to turn our mobile into the car keys. It is also a mystery if this feature will be limited to speakers or if it will also allow the playback of a series from the mobile phone to the tablet, or the music playback from the speaker to the clock, to name a few examples. This could be the evolution of the late Android Beam, but now focused on moving multimedia content instead of transferring files.
Via | Android Police
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